Local foundations have stepped up to support cancer patients and their families during this challenging time. As the Cancer Patient Support Foundation had to make the difficult decision to cancel fundraising events including its hugely popular Culinary Classic, local foundations stepped in to make sure that the Emergency Fund which supports nearly 700 local families each year would not be impacted.
The Victoria Buffum Endowment and the Hoehl Family Foundation, both long time supporters of CPSF, offered additional funding to the Emergency Fund. The Emergency Fund provides financial assistance to local cancer patients.This fund helps patients take care of themselves and their families while they are in treatment.
Many families are forced to make decisions between feeding their children or paying for prescriptions; paying the rent or the cost of transportation to the hospital for treatment; or paying the light bill or the costly insurance co-pays. The Cancer Patient Support Foundation is determined that local families do not have to make those choices.
The Hoehl Family Foundation generously provided $35,000 to continue its support of the Emergency Fund.
"The Hoehl Family Foundation is proud to support the Cancer Patient Support Foundation. We truly believe in CPSF's mission and understand the need for their work in supporting patients and their families through an incredibly challenging time. CPSF thoughtfully supports each patient that comes through the door, and we are grateful for the work they do to help so many."
Hoehl Family Foundation Board of Directors
The Victoria Buffum Endowment provided $31,000 in addition to its annual $45,000 in support to ensure that local patients and their families have access to treatment and are able to take care of their families during this challenging time.
"The goal of the Victoria Buffum Endowment at the UVM Medical Center is to ease the burden of the individuals and their families moving through the challenges of treatment and recovery. We know the financial strain can be a large part of the burden, so we deeply value CPSF's dedication to directly helping patients through their Emergency Fund. We are grateful that through our grants to CPSF, we have been able to help hundreds of UVM Medical Center patients over the years."
Marie Wood, M.D., Chair, Buffum Endowment Committee at the UVM Medical Center and
Tom & Melissa Gauntlett, Committee Members & family of founder Victoria Buffum.
The Cancer Patient Support Foundation would not be able to provide the level of support if not for local foundations like the Hoehl Family Foundation and the Victoria Buffum Endowment.